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Gamboa Rainforest Resort

3.5 of 5 Goethals Blvd. | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars NEW

I used trip advisor a lot for booking travel but rarely write reviews. It's been so disappointing that I felt compelled to write. For $250 a night, I expected a lot more. The views are amazing, the pool is very big and long and pretty and there are a lot of chairs ( and kids playing and screaming- not quite... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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153 reviews 153 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am mainly reviewing the restaurant as we had drinks and ceviche there a few times. I highly recommend the ceviche, and the wait staff is efficient and pleasant. The views are amazing and you can see toucans in the trees.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can believe that ten to fifteen years ago this place was awesome. In some respects it still is. Spacious rooms, a lovely pool, and some pretty views. But... We tried to ride the free bikes they advertised and um...only one worked. No pump, no chains... You get the idea. The cleaning staff is not the best.You really need to... More 

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Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is breathtaking, when you first walk in there's an amazing view of the pool and Chagres river behind it. We especially enjoyed the swim-up bar and lounging by the pool. It never got too crowded and we didn't have to worry about getting out early to reserve pool chairs. Food is so so, ( best place to eat... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When you walk into the lobby the view is breathtaking. The three story windows provide a spectacular view as the river cuts through the jungle. There is a large, beautiful pool. You can't imagine a more amazing place to stay. Then you notice that nothing is very clean (waling barefoot in our room made the soles of my feet black)... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your experience with us, did not meet your expectations and I would like to thank you also for taking the time to contact us with your feedback. Yours comments was already shared with our management team and I can assure you that all of the staff area working hard to correct these issues... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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165 reviews 165 reviews
54 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a bit worried when we booked here. One of the reservation agents of the hotel requested several times our creditcard details by email although we send these already a couple of times via Booking.com. Additionally, by reading the reviews here we expected the worst... However, fortunately this was not the case. The rooms are quite large and when... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your review of our property during your recent stay. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate departments for their review. We hope you give us the opportunity to service and welcome back. More 

Airdrie, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I need to qualify that I am an eco-tourist who enjoys thatched roofs, mosquito nets around beds, no Wi-Fi or TV, and tranquility. As such and in hindsight, I did not really belong at The Gamboa Rainforest Resort which is intended for the tourist who wishes to have access to all that is glorious about nature with the safety net... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and well laid out hotel to experience the rain forest in comfort.Staff were very friendly and helpful , especially David at the pool bar. Menus were small but food was plentiful,and well prepared.The night tour was great,allowing us to see many birds and animals we missed during the day. A perfect resort to take a leisurely stroll to... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Panama again in the future. Kind regards More 

New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first want to thank the staff at Gamboa for making our first visit to Panama a fantastic experience. The grounds and the view is breath taking. While I agree with some of the others that the resort is a bit dated I found it to be very pleasant, in good repair and the location to be exceptional. We spent... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate your review of our property during your recent stay. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate departments for their review. We are happy that our customer service was excellent as well as the location of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort was likely "state of the art" when it was built. Like many facilities in Panama, it has not been kept up as well as it could be. The rooms were clean and the view was wonderful (garden view with river). The AC was temperamental and there were no blankets for the beds. We took pool towels from the... More 

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Jetzel M, Guest Relations Manager at Gamboa Rainforest Resort, responded to this review

We really appreciate your nice comments, thank you for taking the time to post this. We are glad you had a great time in our facilities and enjoyed the room. Thank you so much for your review, we appreciate your feedback to improve every day and helps us to work even harder in those areas you mentioned. We look forward... More 

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  • Panama Canal(7)
  • Monkey island tour(5)
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Additional Information about Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Address: Goethals Blvd. | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Gamboa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gamboa Rainforest Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 165
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